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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Missouri chick, May 17, 2008.

  1. Missouri chick

    Missouri chick Songster

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    I'm new to this site and have seen people talk about chicken tractors. can anyone tell me a little about it?
    thanks, Lori
     
  2. chcknrs

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    A tractor is a portable coop, so that you can move it around the yard/property and give your chicken ranging ability while still protecting them from predators. Check out the coops section and you will see a lot of different tractor designs. They are fairly easy and cheap to build, too!
     
  3. Missouri chick

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    thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. chcknrs

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    Not a problem. Oh, and [​IMG]
     
  5. gr8tfulmom

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    Hi there [​IMG]

    This is the chicken tractor my cousin & dh built

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    Everything except the hex wire was scavenged from around the homeplace

    inside
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    and the residents a couple weeks ago
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  6. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Looks good, gr8tfulmom, and very nearly embodies the concept in one fell swoop. Want a chicken tractor? Google is your best friend. Heres a few things I found when I googled 'chicken tractor.'


    - video on you tube. Lots of them there, in fact...

    http://www.backyardpoultrymag.com/issues/2/2-1/Bill_Dreger.html
    - from our friends at Backyard Poultry magazine

    http://www.chickentractor.net/
    - fancy, expensive pre-made model

    http://www.energyfarms.net/node/1056
    - This is simple

    http://www.plamondon.com/build-chicken-coops-and-brooders.html
    - No discussion of coops and tractors would be complete without a visit to Bob Plamondons site

    Just spend some time googling and you'll come up with something that fits your skills and budget.
     
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  7. willheveland

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    Here's our chicken tractors Will
     
  8. Dawn419

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  9. Cetawin

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    Here is a pic of a tractor/playpen I built for my girls for about $15.00. I just put a sheet or a piece of plywood over the top for shade for them, give them their waterer inside and let them play and have fun. It is not a permanent home by any means and there is no digger predator proofing so they are in it only when I am outside or able to watch them all the time from the house.

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